Whitnall High School caretaker faces child pornography charges
GREENFIELD, Wis. – A Whitnall High School guard was recently arrested and faces child pornography charges.
Jerome Slack, 39, from West Allis, is accused of sharing videos on popular messaging apps like Snapchat. A criminal complaint outlines 18 counts against Slack. He faces nine counts of sexual exploitation of a child and nine counts of possession of child pornography. The charges were filed on Monday.
The case came to light after reports came to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of a Snapchat video containing child pornography.
Court documents describe the various videos found on his cellphone. The details are graphic and involve children aged three to 18.
In addition to Snapchat, officials say messaging app Kik was also used to share the explicit videos and photos.
A parent from the Whitnall School District shared an email the district sent to parents on Friday regarding the charges.
The parent did not want to be questioned, but told TMJ4 the allegations were disturbing and prompted conversations with his children to be more aware.
In the letter to parents, the district says authorities do not believe any Whitnall students were involved in the alleged conduct and that it likely occurred outside of work hours.
The school also says the employee worked second shift and was not present during regular school hours. School officials say they were unaware of the conduct until charges were filed.
The school district did not respond to TMJ4’s requests for comment.
Slack has since made its first court appearance. He is being held on $15,000 cash bond. If found guilty, he faces at least 40 years in prison.
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